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    How Long Do Wheel Bearings Last?

    Wheel bearings are low maintenance parts, but that doesn’t mean they last forever. So, what does a wheel bearing actually do? How long does it last? And how can you help extend its lifespan? What is a wheel bearing? And what does it do in a car? A wheel bearing is a crucial part of …

    March
    27
    2020

    What, Why And How of Wheel Alignment

    Do you find your car won’t drive straight? Or perhaps you’ve noticed your car shaking? Both can be symptoms of bad alignment. The term ‘car alignment’ or ‘wheel alignment’ refers to the adjustment of the car’s suspension; the system that connects the vehicle to the wheels. This includes all the springs, bushings, tie rods and everything else that’s designed …

    March
    11
    2020

    Vehicle Check: Front End Assembly

    It’s not just a car’s engine that needs to be in healthy condition for a safe drive. The ‘front end assembly’ is the vital framework that connects the steering and suspension to the front of the chassis. Worn components or loose front-end assembly parts can cause a host of dangerous problems. Safe driving, responsive steering …

    March
    6
    2020

    Seven Reasons To Visit a Mechanic

    While some car repairs are easy to do yourself, some jobs are either too complex or require specialised tools, making it difficult, time consuming  and even dangerous to do them yourself. In which case, it’s necessary to visit an experienced mechanic. Here are seven warning signs that you might need to book a service. Steering …

    February
    17
    2020

    How Often Should my Steering and Suspension Systems be Inspected?

    The steering and suspension systems are important for both your safety and comfort when driving as they ensure a smooth ride as your car travels over bumpy roads. The two systems are usually talked about together as they are directly related to each other. However, what does each system do? When do you need to …

    January
    27
    2020

    COMPARING STEERING PRINCIPLES: Cars and Bikes

    Steering principles for bikes Steering is crucial to bike stability. If the steering is locked in any way, it becomes virtually impossible to balance while riding. But it’s not the only factor that influences stability. The bike’s design also plays a role. For example, a customised chopper with its front wheel far in front of …

    December
    17
    2019

    EASY GUIDE: The Why And How of Ball Joint Replacement

    Ball joint failure isn’t a common problem, but can be the result of years of driving along bumpy, uneven road surfaces. A broken ball joint may be the cause of a mysterious clunking noise or drifting steering. And once they’re worn, they will seriously affect your steering and suspension. If a ball joint fails completely, …

    November
    8
    2019

    How to Avoid Abrasive wear with MOOG Ball Joints

    How to avoid abrasive wear and corrosion in yet another new MOOG video on ball joints

    October
    3
    2019

    How to check your car for vibrations

    It’s normal for your car to vibrate slightly when you’re driving thanks to the rotation of the crankshaft, transmission gears and other moving parts in your engine. But, when these gentle vibrations feel more like shaking, it’s time to investigate the reasons why. How to check your car for vibrations The most common reasons for …

    August
    30
    2019

    Is Double Wishbone Suspension Best For Your Car?

    Do you want the short answer or the long one? The short answer is some cars have a smoother ride with double wishbone suspension, but that’s not true for all cars. It depends on your make and model. The long answer explains the reasons why the answer isn’t a clear yes or no. Want to …

    July
    31
    2019